Patents Assigned to PANTERO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • Patent number: 9630482
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for driving the drive wheels (1) of a vehicle, comprising two sets of electric motors (2) and casings (3) (left and right). Each of the casings (3) comprises an input pinion (8) which rotates interdependently with the rotor of one of the electric motors (2) as well as with a set of gears (12) driving the ring gear (7) of a planetary gear set (4). The two planetary gear sets (4) are connected to one another by a connecting means (9) that rotates interdependently with each of the two sun gears (5) (inner planetaries). The planet carrier (6) of each of the planetary gear sets (4) rotates interdependently with a connecting means (11) of one of the drive wheels (1). The two planetary gear sets (4) perform a double differential function. The invention also relates to a method for controlling the electric motors (2) that allows the drive system to be used as a torque converter. The drive system can be fixed to the chassis frame of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANTERO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Jean Raymond
  • Patent number: 9527368
    Abstract: A semi-independent suspension system adapted for a rear or front drive and optionally steerable axle system of a low-floor heavy vehicle, comprising a twist beam axle assembly (1), a Panhard rod (8), and a pair of spring and shock absorber systems (9). The twist beam axle assembly (1) comprises a pair of rigid longitudinal trailing arms (3), a pair of wheel mounting members to lower the cross-beam relative to the wheel axis (2) and a straight cross-beam (7). The cross-beam is set in the right and left trailing arms and the wheel mounting members by an interference fit technique. The cross-beam (7) has an open-section and is rigid in bending but flexible in torsion. The shape of the cross-section is specifically tailored to increase and control each of the vertical and horizontal bending stiffness (7). The cross-section is characterized by having horizontal and vertical lines of symmetry, but with asymmetric horizontal and vertical geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: PANTERO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Jean Raymond
  • Patent number: 9315213
    Abstract: A planar space frame for a unibody panel of a vehicle comprises a core mounted onto the bottom side of a load bearing panel. The core is a 3-D truss including a series of triangular prisms. The triangular prisms have a specific pattern of alternating triangular openings on each of their three lateral faces. For each triangular prism, triangular openings located on the lateral face which is part of a planar layer are alternating right triangles placed two by two to form rectangular units. The right triangles are arranged to have the edges on each side of the right angles aligned with the edges of the planar layer. The triangular openings located on the two inclined lateral faces of each triangular prism, are alternating isosceles triangles placed two by two to form rhomboid units. This combination of triangles provides structural strength and housing functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: PANTERO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Jean Raymond
  • Publication number: 20150191070
    Abstract: A semi-independent suspension system adapted for a rear or front drive and optionally steerable axle system of a low-floor heavy vehicle, comprising a twist beam axle assembly (1), a Panhard rod (8), and a pair of spring and shock absorber systems (9). The twist beam axle assembly (1) comprises a pair of rigid longitudinal trailing arms (3), a pair of wheel mounting members to lower the cross-beam relative to the wheel axis (2) and a straight cross-beam (7). The cross-beam is set in the right and left trailing arms and the wheel mounting members by an interference fit technique. The cross-beam (7) has an open-section and is rigid in bending but flexible in torsion. The shape of the cross-section is specifically tailored to increase and control each of the vertical and horizontal bending stiffness (7). The cross-section is characterized by having horizontal and vertical lines of symmetry, but with asymmetric horizontal and vertical geometries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: PANTERO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Jean Raymond